The National Anti-Corruption Police arrested deputy Hugbel Roa (Psuv-Trujillo) this Sunday afternoon.
The Trujillo parliamentarian and former Minister of Higher Education is being investigated for acts of corruption that occurred in Petróleos de Venezuela (PDVSA), according to sources in the judicial system.
Roa is associated with PDVSA subsidiaries, specifically Petrocedeño, a mixed state with shareholdings from France and Norway. "To speak with the president of Petrocedeño, you had to go through Hugbel," said a source linked to the industry.
Earlier this same Sunday, the Public Ministry reported the appointment of five national prosecutors to investigate acts of corruption in which public officials are involved.
These are Prosecutors 50, 67, 69, 85 and 94 with jurisdiction over corruption, organized crime, human rights and full jurisdiction.